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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
India’s rubber imports at all-time high of 4.15 lakh metric tons in 2014-15
Top Glove looks to expand through mergers and acquistiions
Solvay launches construction of highly dispersible silica plant in Korea
Royal Adhesives and Sealants acquired by American Securities
Nokian Tyres applies for listing of stock options 2013
Rubber surges on Shanghai Futures Exchange as stockpiles shrink in China

Monday, April 27, 2015
Continental opens new R&D center for tires in Hefei, China
Thai and Indonesian rubber producers to boycott Singapore Commodity Exchange
Indian commodity exchange launches forward trading in rubber
New tire fiber study sets benchmark for industry
Nokian Tyres introduces new all season touring tire for North American market
Goodyear to build new tire plant in Mexico

Friday, April 24, 2015
Trinseo announces pricing of senior notes to refinance existing indebtedness
New market report on styrene butadiene rubber by application
Mitsui Chemicals begins construction on new polyurethane plant
Michelin announces first quarter profit and stock buyback program
Smithers Rapra will bring together tire industry leaders May 19-21 in Nashville
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Dow Chemical reports first quarter results

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Dow Corning unveils new extreme high heat Silastic fluorosilicone elastomers at SAE 2015
Regional Indian finance minister demands a ban on rubber imports
Sartomer Americas to market specialty chemicals directly to Brazil
RB Rubber, an Accella company, announces new name of Ultimate RB
Specialty sealing company Novotema acquired by IDEX Corporation
RMA announces winners of SHIP awards for worker safety achievements

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Rubber production in Kerala sees sharp decline
Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Fred Koplin to speak at M2W
New market report on global SBR market
Pirelli, Sythos and Rosneft sign MOU for synthetic rubber production in Russia
STREF and RMA announce dates for the 6th Scrap to Profit conference
SiVance, LLC opens R&D lab for specialty silane and silicone technologies
Albright Technologies announces organizational restructuring

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Semperit expands hose facility in Czech Republic
Mallard Creek Polymers releases its new water-resistant adhesive latex
Apollo begins construction of their Greenfield facility in Hungary
Kraton Performance Polymers announces first quarter release conference call and webcast
Koda Distribution Group acquires Unipex Solutions Canada
TIA board of directors nomination deadline approaching
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to exhibit engineered polymer solutions at Interphex 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015
Freudenberg-NOK develops rubber material based on bio-renewable polymer for fluid applications
Goodyear to announce first quarter results April 29th
Cooper Tire Texakan plant earns Gold SEP certification
Genstar Capital announces investment in Boyd Corporation
Stephen Cox named General Manager of the Polyvinyl Butryal Division (PVB) and Vice President of Kuraray Americas
WSF Industries develops vulcanizing autoclave for high-speed opertation

Friday, April 17, 2015
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Indonesia tire industry is forecast to grow 13% according to new market report
Graco introduces new injector-based automatic lubricating pumps for tire machinery
Smithers Rapra course - Introduction to Silicone Elastomers, May 2015
Acquisition starts new era for DKL Rubber
Accella Performance Materials promotes Al Restaino to VP of Marketing
New market report on Nitrile Rubber

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Company introduces a line of tires for the SUV, crossover and light trucks market
Mars Mineral adds tire char pelletization to range of capabilities
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share
Dow launches 2025 sustainability goals to help redefine the role of business in society
Goodyear building for long-term growth
Yokohama Tire and local volunteers to build eco-friendly playground in Capistrano, CA
New market report on polybutadiene rubber

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
NHTSA standardizes tire identification number for tires sold in U.S.
Babcock & Wilcox to market Magotteaux manufactured tires, grinding segments and pulverizer balls to U.S. and international customers
Milacron announces plans for IPO
Rubber Division, ACS announces extended deadline for papers and abstracts for 2015 International Elastomer Conference
Zeon releases their new Product Guide
Lehigh Technologies wins Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer award

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Smithers Rapra annouces, "Methods to predict real-world tire performance" webinar
Indian government formulating policy to address issues of the nation's rubber industry
Wacker has developed a new silicone based surfactant for pulp dewatering
New market report on the global tire market
Pirelli receives the J.D. Power award for OE tire customer satisfactio
Hyundai to replace tires on all 2015 Genesis sedans
ExxonMobil Chemical, previously Advanced Elastomer Systems, to close Akron offices

Monday, April 13, 2015
Michelin adds two more J.D. Power awards to the 77 already received since 1989
Roquette Freres launches new industrial unit for the production of isosorbide
Introducing ICMA’s line for lab testing in North America
New market report on SBR with forecast up to 2019
Construction of Apollo Tyres’ Greenfield facility in Hungary begins
Indonesian government seeks to increase domestic rubber consumption

Friday, April 10, 2015
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions announces price increase across Europe, Middle East & Africa
Lanxess brings new EPDM plant online in China
Liberty Tire Recycling completes financial restructuring
APS Elastomers develops thermoplastic elastomer for flat cables
Goodyear issues Rube Goldberg challenge to STEM students
Engineering rubber conference in Manchester

Thursday, April 09, 2015
Toyo Tires joins Red Sox Nation as the official tire of the Boston Red Sox
A. Schulman to establish masterbatch production plant In Turkey
UTECH Europe 2015 exhibition and conference next week (14-16 April) in Maastricht, The Netherlands
ARPM plant tour at Desma's Hebron, KY plant
Trostel taps gas & oil industry pro to help address industry’s high-performance rubber needs
Apollo increases its focus on commercial and fleet retreading
RPM reports record sales for fiscal 2015 third quarter

Wednesday, April 08, 2015
New market report on thermoplastic polyurethane
Trinseo introduces supplier code of conduct
Nokian Tyres’ tax ruling overturned
Michigan Rubber Group announces its May golf outing
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to release first quarter 2015 results May 1
Maire Tecnimont awarded contract to build polypropylene plant in Azerbaijan
Albemarle to increase the price of Ethacure 100 products
Rubber Division, ACS announces upcoming educational courses

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Rubber plantations totaling 11,000 hectares developed in Nagaland, India
New market report predicts SBR growth based on growing tire market
PolyOne launches new, innovative vibration damping technology
Washington State University scientists see prickly lettuce as a new source of natural latex

Monday, April 06, 2015
Versalis and LOTTE Chemical to expand cooperation and presence within the Asian market
Trostel attains platinum level supplier designation from Caterpillar
BASF at the Utech Europe 2015: Polyurethane systems, TPU and PU raw materials for all segments
ARPM hosts plant tour at Desma USA in Hebron, KY
Royal Holdings acquires Chemical Innovations Limited

Friday, April 03, 2015
World Rubber Week 2015 continues to shape the future of the rubber industry
A. Schulman declares regular cash dividend
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Indian rubber farmers stretched to the limits
Trelleborg acquires outstanding share of liquid silicone rubber operation in Bulgaria
Zeon Europe considers closing of U.K. production facility

Thursday, April 02, 2015
BFGoodrich Tires is launching its new g-Force COMP-2 A/S tire
Sri Lanka rubber auction sees lowest prices in six years
Zeon plans second Singapore factory for specialized synthetic rubber
Dow Corning to present webinar detailing polyamide performance enhancements enabled by silicone-based additives
Myers Industries revises fourth quarter results due to Brazilian operations financial errors
Omnova Solutions to webcast first quarter 2015 earnings call
New market report on SBR based adhesives

Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Trelleborg acquires agricultural tire business in Australia
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. announces results for the fourth quarter and full year
Sumitomo Rubber begins delivery of Falken brand ZIEX tire to Volkswagen for use on the new Passat
Holz Rubber Company celebrates 80 years in business
Proto Labs introduces low-alloy steel to metal injection molding
New market report on global SBR market
Clariant acquires Lanxess' black pigment portfolio in India

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Early registration for the Rubber Division's 187th Technical Meeting ends today
Kumho returns to the commercial tire market
Rep International keeps momentum
U.S. gasoline use at lowest level in 30 years
PolyOne launches ColorMatrix Select, a cloud-based liquid color selection and supply service
Rhein Chemie to exhibit at Utech 2015 this April
Bridgestone launchs next generation fuel-efficient tire
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC receives 2015 Environmental Warrior Award

Monday, March 30, 2015
Bluestar Silicones to present Silbione products at Medtec Japan 2015
New ultra high performance tire from Bridgestone in stores
Goodyear names 32nd Highway Hero
Firestone Building Products facility reaches one million man hours without lost-time accident
New market report on fluoropolymers
Chandra Asri to build synthetic rubber plant in Cilegon, Indonesia for JV with Michelin
BASF cooperates with partners to introduce online control of complex batch processes
Bekaert completes acquisition of Pirelli tire cord plant in China




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